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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Spiritual Dimension of Work


By: Monica Flores

If you think about it, all of us are here, during the time we have on the planet, to be who we were meant to be.
We may be good at performing music.
We may be good with numbers.
You might have an ear for learning languages.
Your skill might be in woodworking.
Some of you prefer to think, whereas some of you prefer to act.
All of us have a unique skillset and particular sphere of expertise that we’re good at and that we enjoy.
Our main task while we’re here on the planet is to use our skills to match with our big vision of what we are here to accomplish.
Your soul, when you decided to come to Earth, had a list of items that you wanted to check off: perhaps your task you gave yourself was to learn how to be more compassionate. Or perhaps you had a checklist item to make the world a better place for children or sick people. Perhaps your initial task list included being a good husband, father, son, brother, or wife, mother, daughter, or sister.
Whatever that to-do list includes, you are participating in that work day by day. Your soul grows through your daily work. You reflect everything around you by participating in our shared experience of Life.
When you choose your job, or your occupation, or your ongoing daily practice, consider that you were born for a particular purpose. I encourage you to do as much as you can to bring your life work into alignment with your soul’s deepest need

7 comments:

  1. I do believe work can be a spiritual act, depending on our attitude while doing it. We can give any task to God and offer it up to Him as a gift. I love to think that way during some of the toughest jobs! Thanks for visiting me at Doorkeeper. Love your blog! Blessings!

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  2. I am so glad that my Father gave me life and all the abilities and graces that I would need.
    And most of all that He lead me to faith and salvation in our Lord Jesus Christ...it is His work on the cross that is my eternal security.

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  3. I pray that I'm doing God's will and purpose for me!

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  4. Lord, help us to do your will. Thank you for your guidance and the plans you have for us.

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  5. so true! thanks! (and hey, i found it! lol)

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  6. So is this the case with you? Do you feel that what you are doing is what you were meant to do and suits your talents? Itn't it wonderful when we find that?

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  7. I like this quote I found on a friend's blog. It describes the purpose of our work and that our work has purpose:
    "The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet."
    — Frederick Buechner (Wishful Thinking: A Seeker's ABC)

    So fulfilling!

    May you be blessed today,
    Janis

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